The Armed Forces of the Philippines (APF) and its partner agencies handed over 950,000 pesos worth of building materials to residents of Limasawa Island in southern Leyte on Saturday, April 30, to help residents rebuild their homes after the devastation caused by Typhoon Odette. .
The donated items were proceeds from the recently concluded “Heroes Adventure Challenge: Race to Rebuild Limasawa” hosted by Theresa Mae Conson, from Smarties Apparel and Active Hub Events and Wellness. He sought to help victims of Typhoon Odette on Limasawa Island by rebuilding their homes.
General Andres Centino, AFP Chief of Staff, presided over the rotation ceremony held at the port of Magallanes on the island of Limasawa.
“The Armed Forces of the Philippines is grateful to our partners who are always ready to support the military to support the needs of our people whom we have sworn to always protect,” Centino said.
Of this amount, AFP purchased 1,741 pieces of GI sheet metal roofing; 1,198 pieces of wood and 16 boxes of nails which were donated to typhoon victims through the local government of Limasawa.
AFP and event organizers also handed out “Bags of Hope” from various race sponsors. These included 9,600 liters of bottled water, 300 pieces of quin/centennial cross replicas and eight cans of energy drinks, among others.
Limasawa bore the brunt of Odette last year and became one of the hardest hit townships in southern Leyte at the height of the typhoon.
Nearly 90% of the houses on the island were destroyed while 1,849 families were displaced. The typhoon also damaged fishing boats, the only means of transportation to and from the island.
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